Make Sure You Like Your Drug Purveyor

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In recent times, retailers’ competition to earn your pharmacy dollars has resulted in a weekly sweepstakes of savings: a gift card for switching your prescriptions to Target, cheap gas for bringing your new business to Giant Eagle. Consumer science proves that medicine works better when it comes with free crap.

But a new state law effective this week means it’s time to pick your favorite drug peddler and be prepared to stick with them. The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy declared that as of this coming Saturday, you may transfer any given prescription to a different pharmacy only once during the life of the prescription. If you’ve been running the Rite Aid to Walgreens to CVS coupon circuit, you are now officially out of luck.

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